Festivals hold a significant importance in everyone's life. Festivals are not just related to enjoyment; they also tell us about our rituals and remind us about the past victories of our reverend god. Every religion has its festivals and celebrates them with their practices. In this way, our Marathi films have always shown numerous festival celebrations like Gudi Padwa and tried to give a meaningful lesson to the audience. Our Marathi film industry has given us various films elaborating on the beautiful essence of the Marathi festivals. Let us have a look at the top 10 Marathi films about festivals.
This film is based on a real story. The movie is directed by Raj Dutta with a huge star cast. The film’s plot is based on the confusion between belief and atheism. The film tells the story of a couple whose husband is an atheist, and his wife firmly believes in the lord Ganesha. The film showcases the transformation of that guy from an atheist to a theist. This film also teaches the importance of god in everyone's lives. This film beautifully shows the sequence of Ganesh Chaturthi when the couple goes to the pilgrimage places of lord Ganesha.
This movie was released on 19 August 2011. The actors Starrring in the film are
, Dilip Prabhawalkar,
, yaser yazdani,
, and Sunil Ranade. The story of this film is based on the scam of money that took place during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. It is one of the highest-budget Marathi films showing Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The film starts with the scene of an enormous ganpati idol heading towards the possession. But suddenly, the conflict between the two main characters of the film takes place. That time, everyone gets distracted from the real purpose behind the Ganpati festival. However, the celebrations of Ganpati have shown attractive, and it looks like huge expenditure has been made on the preparations for that festival.
3. Vakratunda Mahakaaya
It is a 2015 Marathi film. The film highlights the attempt by a terrorist on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The movie has a unique plot where a bomb infused in a stuffed toy is treated like a deity, making it entertaining to watch. Lord Ganesha saves everyone's lives by using his powers. It is the best film to watch on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Govinda is another blockbuster Marathi hit film featuring the beautiful celebrations and decorations on Ganesh Chaturthi. This film is directed by
. The song of this film, Deva Shree Morya, shows the celebrations of the festival Ganesh Chaturthi ritually and beautifully, which gives peace to the eyes and ears of the human body. This film is famous for the lyrics of this track and the energetic performance given by the actors.
5. Lokmanya, Ek Yugpurush
It is a 2015 film. The film is based on the life of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The film focuses on his efforts to take the Ganesh Chaturthi festival from private, household celebrations to a huge event. This film beautifully shows the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
It is a 2010 Marathi language film. It is based on a 1978 novel by Anand Yadav. This film shows the devotion of an artist to their art. In the middle of the film, the sequence of Ganesh Vandana is also shown.
It is a 2004 Marathi film. This has won a National Award also. Although this film has no big scenes of Ganesh Chaturthi in the middle, it is depicted less about the lord Ganesha's festival. The plot of the story is fantastic. It shows a grandfather can go to any cost to save his grandson.
8. Balak Palak
It is a 2013 Indian Marathi film produced by Ritesh Deshmukh, Uttung Thakur, and
. This film deals with the topic of sex education for adolescents. Producers are also in the process of making a Hindi remake of this film. This film got positive responses after its release. This film has also shown festival celebrations beautifully. However, there was a small sequence that was very delightful to watch.
9. Taryanche Bait
It is a 2011 film starring
. This story is based on the plot's wishes and duties of a person as a father. In this film, there is a clerk who happens to be a father. His son, who lives in the village, dreams of staying in a luxurious five-star hotel. Then the father bets his son to come first in class, and they will go. The movie’s plot is fantastic and shows the hardships faced by a middle-class father. The film also shows the sequence of a festival.
10. Dombivli Fast
It is a 2005 Indian Marathi film. The film is based on the concept of an idol, an honest and trustworthy citizen of a country. The plot of the story is in the way. There is a middle-class bank employee who is a true citizen and honest person but constantly faces injustice and corruption everywhere, so he decides to bring change in society. Will he get successful? The film also showcases the sequence of the festival.